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Young Persons (North-West)

Volume 990: debated on Monday 4 August 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment what are the numbers of unemployed young people under 21 years of age in the North-West region at the most recent date; and how many of them are already on Government schemes.

At 10 July the provisional number of young people under 20 years of age registered as unemployed in the North-West region was 85,041. Information for those under 21 years of age is not available. The latest information on numbers of young people who are not unemployed, on the youth opportunities programme and community industry in the North-West shows a total of some 17,800 in June.